#rememberingwhentheywerebabies

REMEMBERING WHEN THEY WERE BABIES

Remember when our children and grandchildren were babies?

How we were immediately taken with their charms?

How we could not wait to pick them up and hold them in our arms?

 

To them we must have looked like giants…

so big 

so strong 

so tall 

To us they looked so tiny…

so delicate 

so small.

 

We realized these little miracles were so beautiful…so light

and we immediately fell in love with them…

it was…love at our first sight.

 

And we found different ways to express our love…

it seemed we had a knack

remember how we’d perch them on our shoulders…

or let them ride upon our backs?

 

And remember how there came a time, 

though we were still captivated by their charms

when they grew too big to pick up and hold within our arms?

 

When putting them on our shoulders or playing horsey on the rug

gave way to kisses on the cheeks, or a smile and a hug.

 

And how every now and then we stop…and ask ourselves 

as every day they grow taller…

Have they really grown that much…

or are we just getting smaller?

 

And now they look like giants…

so big 

so strong 

so tall

And I imagine to them we look so tiny…

so delicate 

so small.

 

But no matter how big they grow…

we’ll continue to be captivated by their charms

as we remember the babies…

 

we once held in our arms.


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